Sunday, August 23, 2009
Empanadas are a great little snack that is quite filling. The best thing about empanadas, you can fill them with whatever you want. You can use meat, cheese or even fill it with pizza sauce and mozzarella and create a deep fried pizza. When we were in Puerto Rico, I had crab filled ones and they were delicious!
This recipe will serve two but you can easily double it.
1/2 lb. ground sirloin
2 tbsp. Sofrito
4 oz. Goya Tomato Sauce
1 package Sazon Goya
Salt and Pepper
12 green olives (optional)
1 package Goya Discos (I use the white ones)
1/2 c. oil
Brown meat on medium heat. Add sofrito, tomato sauce, sazon and olives. Stir until combined. Turn heat down to low and let simmer for 5 minutes.
Fill disco with 2 tbsp. of meat mixture. Fold over and seal with fingers. Crimp edge with fork. Flip disco and crimp other side with fork.
Heat oil. Fry empanadas over medium/medium high heat until brown on both sides. Drain on paper towel.
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